Postgraduate research

Criminology

Causes of crime

Dr Tammy Ayres

  • Drugs, including drug use in prison
  • Trauma and coping
  • Terrorism and narcoterrorism

Professor Neil Chakraborti

  • Hate crime victimis
  • Hate crime perpetrators
  • Criminal justice responses to hate crime
  • Disablist hate
  • Homphobic and/or transphobic hate
  • Racially motivated hate
  • Religiously motivated hate
  • Any other issues relating to wider themes of prejudice, 'difference' and 'othering'

Dr Matt Hopkins

  • Crime prevention
  • Commercial victimisation
  • Security
  • Organised crime
  • Roads policing/hit-and-run driving
  • Acid attacks

Crime prevention

Dr Tammy Ayres 

  • Drugs, including drug use in prison
  • Trauma and coping
  • Terrorism and narcoterrorism

Dr Matt Hopkins 

  • Crime prevention
  • Commercial victimisation
  • Security
  • Organised crime
  • Money laundering
  • Roads policing/hit-and-run driving
  • Acid attacks

Forensic science and psychology in criminal justice

Dr Lisa Smith

  • Jury/judicial decision making about forensic science
  • The role of forensic science in human rights investigations
  • Forensic science and miscarriages of justice
  • Human factors in forensic science

Dr Matt Tonkin

  • Policing
  • Offender crime scene behaviour
  • Investigative psychology
  • Police decision-making and crime analysis (particularly offender profiling, behavioural investigative advice, geographical profiling and crime linkage)
  • Prisons and forensic psychiatric hospitals
  • Offender rehabilitation and treatment readiness

 

Gender, crime and violence

Dr Lucy Neville

  • Sex work (particularly violence and sex work)
  • Pornography and erotica
  • Domestic violence and domestic homicide
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Feminism

Professor Teela Sanders

  • Crime and gender
  • Sex work
  • Informal economies
  • Regul

Hate crime and social justice

Dr Chris Allen

  • Manifestations, experiences and encounters of Islamophobia
  • Anti-Muslim hate crime
  • Defining and conceptualising Islamophobia
  • Counter-extremism and counter-terror policies and strategies
  • Religiously motivated hate
  • Counter-jihadi groups and movements
  • Anti-Islam/anti-Muslim ideologies of the far-right
  • Socio-political manifestations of the 'problematisation' of Muslim communities

 

Professor Neil Chakraborti

  • Hate crime victims
  • Hate crime perpetrators
  • Criminal justice responses to hate crime
  • Disablist hate
  • Homophobic and/or transphobic hate
  • Racially motivated hate
  • Religiously motivated hate
  • Any other issues relating to wider themes of prejudice, ‘difference’ and ‘othering’

Dr Dylan Kerrigan

  • Fear of crime
  • State violence and anti-black racism
  • Reparations
  • Abolition

 

Police and Policing

Dr Claire Davis

  • Police leadership and command
  • Critical incident management in the police
  • Recruitment, selection and promotion in the police
  • Police training, education and development
  • Police occupational culture
  • Diversity in the police

Dr Matt Hopkins

  • Crime prevention
  • Commercial victimisation
  • Security
  • Organised crime
  • Roads policing/hit-and-run driving
  • Acid attacks

 

Dr Matt Tonkin

  • Policing
  • Offender crime scene behaviour
  • Investigative psychology
  • Police decision-making and crime analysis (particularly offender profiling, behavioural investigative advice, geographical profiling and crime linkage)
  • Prisons and forensic psychiatric hospitals
  • Offender rehabilitation and treatment readiness

Probation, prisons and offender rehabilitation

Dr Tammy Ayres

  • Drugs, including drug use in prison
  • Trauma and coping
  • Terrorism and narcoterrorism 

Dr Gina Fox

  • Penology
  • Desistance
  • Rehabilitation
  • Offender Management 

Dr Sam King

  • Desistance
  • Rehabilitation
  • Offender Management
  • Community resettlement (particularly involving the Third Sector)
  • Probation supervision 

Dr Matt Tonkin

  • Policing
  • Offender crime scene behaviour
  • Investigative psychology
  • Police decision-making and crime analysis (particularly offender profiling, behavioural investigative advice, geographical profiling and crime linkage)
  • Prisons and forensic psychiatric hospitals
  • Offender rehabilitation and treatment readiness

Security and terrorism

Dr Chris Allen

  • Manifestations, experiences and encounters of Islamophobia
  • Anti-Muslim hate crime
  • Defining and conceptualising Islamophobia
  • Counter-extremism and counter-terror policies and strategies
  • Religiously motivated hate
  • Counter-jihadi groups and movements
  • Anti-Islam/ anti-Muslim ideologies of the far-right
  • Socio-political manifestations of the 'problematisation' of Muslim communities

Dr Tammy Ayres

  • Drugs, including drug use in prison
  • Trauma and coping
  • Terrorism and Narcoterrorism

Dr Matt Hopkins

  • Crime prevention
  • Commercial victimisation
  • Security
  • Organised crime
  • Roads policing/ hit-and-run driving
  • Acid attacks

    Victimisation and Victimology

    Professor Neil Chakraborti

    • Hate crime victims
    • Hate crime perpetrators
    • Criminal justice responses to hate crime
    • Disablist hate
    • Homophobic and/or transphobic hate
    • Racially motivated hate
    • Religiously motivated hate
    • Any other issues relating to wider themes of prejudice, ‘difference’ and ‘othering’

    Dr Matt Hopkins

    • Crime prevention
    • Commercial victimisation
    • Security
    • Organised crime
    • Roads policing/ hit-and-run driving
    • Acid attacks

    Dr Lucy Neville

    • Sex work (particularly violence and sex work)
    • Pornography and erotica
    • Domestic violence and domestic homicide
    • Gender and sexuality
    • Feminism

    Professor Teela Sanders

    • Crime and gender
    • Regulation and the sex industry
    • Gender/crime policy & practice
    • Women in the CJS
    • Acid/weapon crime

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